Tech police have confirmed that six men are responsible for the disappearance of the Feb. 5 issue of The Oracle. According to a Tech police report filed on Feb. 12, six men, one of whom was wearing Kappa Sigma letters, were captured by video surveillance on Feb. 7 at 3:03 p.m., removing The Oracle from its distribution bins on the ground floor of the RUC.
The following morning, Feb. 8, a Kappa Sigma representative delivered a request for retraction to Brandon Goodwin, sports editor for The Oracle, requesting the retraction of an opinion piece on the sports page.
On Feb. 10, Eva Dingwall, journalism department secretary, reported to police that the entire edition of the newspaper had been removed. The papers had been delivered to distribution bins at approximately 10:30 a.m. on Friday morning and were first noticed missing on Sunday, Feb. 7, by Chuck Acheson, entertainment editor for The Oracle, who then notified the managing editor.
Lt. Donald Frazier then went to Mark Ochsenbein, director of student activites, to view surveillance footage.
According to the police report, Dingwall estimated the cost of production to be at least $3,490.80. That includes paper, delivery, advertising, and staff salaries.
The investigation is ongoing.